How many times can a game launch in consecutive years? Square Enix is really pushing it with Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age. It first released in 2018, then re-released in 2019 with the Definitive Edition, exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Now in 2020 the Definitive Edition finally arrives on other platforms: PC (Steam, Windows Store, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Aside from an excellent 60+ hour RPG and one of our favorite games of 2018, the Definitive Edition adds new characters side stories, optional Japanese audio, a photo mode, and the ability to switch to a fully orchestrated soundtrack. One of the most intriguing new features is the Retro Mode, allowing you to switch to an old school 16-bit pixel adventure like the Dragon Quest games of the 80s and 90s.
Other features are aimed at veterans of the game looking for more challenging difficulty levels and other options, such as adjustable battle speeds.
A free demo is also available that features the first 10 hours or so of the game. Progress made during the demo will carry over to the full game on the same platform. If you complete the main scenario of the demo, you’ll be awarded three Seeds of Skill, granting bonus skill points upon consumption.
Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and also available on Switch. It’s rated T for Teen.